It is that time of year again - Watches and Wonders.
IWC have just graced us with their unveiling of an update to their prestigeous Portofino range. Whilst some changes may not be immediately clear in terms of design, IWC enthusiasts will definitely see where the brand has added to it's already stunning range.
Firstly, the Portofino Hand-Wound Day and Date. Staying true to the original design of the Portofino Hand-Wound, IWC have added the large size date display located directly under the 12 o'clock marker and the day indicator sitting firmly at 3 o'clock. IWC have taken what was a classic design and made it an even more day-to-day timepiece. Of course, this change comes with an updated movement. The in-house manufactured calibre 59220 is design specifically for this watch.
Introducing the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher. This is a brilliant display of engineering by IWC as the stop, start and reset functions of the chronograph are all operational through one pusher, located on the end of the crown. Not only does it boast this incredibly easy to use function, it retains the 8-day power reserve (when fully wound), a brequet mainspring, sweeping counting seconds display, minute counter, small hacking seconds, date display and a power reserve display. That is all powered by the brand new, in-house manufactured IWC calibre 59360 movement.
After their some what controversial yet hugely successful release of the 'mid-size Portofino Automatic', IWC have just annouced more colour options for this range. The calibre stays the same, as does the 37mm case, however the aesthetical changes speak volumes. The premium crocodile leather strap is a sight to behold, perfectly matched with the rose gold hands, battons and indices.
Closing out the updates from IWC so far, the 'Portofino for two'. A lovely pairing of the original Portofino Automatic (41mm) and the newer, Mid-Size Portofino (37mm) - displayed here in the stunning pink gold.
We will be updating our Latest News section with all the latest and greatest from Watches and Wonders 2015.